321 Results for Patient Experience

My son is 29 years old and living with autism. It’s been challenging as a parent to raise him in a world that doesn’t always understand or accommodate his unique needs....

When pediatric surgeries began ramping up at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, Maine, the anesthesia and nursing teams wanted to be sure young patients felt comfortable in their care. “One CRNA mentioned that...

You put a significant amount of time and energy into ensuring staff keep their hands clean. The same should hold true for your patients. It’s best to encourage or even require them to wash or degerm their hands...

Palo Alto Medical Foundation Surgery Center Fremont (Calif.) has devised an effective solution for addressing situations when surgeons are a bit too eager to get to the next case. At the center, patients are asked to arrive earlier...

Hysterectomy is the second most common surgery for women performed in the U.S., second only to cesarean section, and increasing numbers of surgeons are opting...

Patients who have their knees and hips replaced at Yale Medicine in New Haven, Conn., are ready to head home the day of surgery in large part because they’re given shots...

Performing immediate sequential bilateral cataract surgery (ISBCS) offers plenty of potential benefits. Surgeons appreciate being able to halve post-op visits...

Total hip replacement is a life-changing operation. Patients who were once riddled with pain are able to move about freely and return to their routine activities. Efforts to ensure...

Gender identity is your internal sense of self, how you relate to your place in the world. For transgender individuals, their gender identity doesn’t align with the sex...

The dexterity needed to advance the catheter once you’re in the vein when placing an IV line is a fine motor movement that isn’t commonly used, so it takes plenty of practice to develop. To master the technique, hold a pen like...

Surgical professionals know opioids are not always the best way to control post-op pain, yet many still focus on using the drugs to help patients feel comfortable...

Visitor restrictions put in place during the pandemic at Lakeland (Fla.) Surgical & Diagnostic Center made it difficult to keep patient escorts updated on the status of their loved ones’ surgeries. To help keep the lines...

Efforts to keep your GI center running on all cylinders should focus on one all-encompassing goal: optimizing efficiencies. That’s according to gastroenterologist...

Losing weight isn’t solely about looking and feeling good. Healthcare professionals are beginning to realize obesity is an incurable chronic disease that causes inflammation...

Postoperative pain pumps have become “smarter” over the years, enabling providers to better ensure patients get the right dosages of anesthetic medicine at the right times...

Here’s an alarming statistic that should give you pause: More than half of surgical patients report poor post-op pain control. Opioids aren’t the answer to this problem....

Patients who feel sick after surgery are less than happy with the care they received. They are also at an increased risk of suffering wound dehiscence, electrolyte...

Cryoanalgesia is emerging as a compelling option for managing the immense pain of total knee replacements. Its specific application for total knee pain management is...

How might an operating room look and behave five, 10, 15 years down the road? As a hip and knee surgeon, when you're performing a joint replacement procedure...

I was raised to do the right thing and to stand up for the underdog. My dad, who was a middle school math teacher and basketball coach, advocated for the voiceless...

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